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Parimarjan Negi and Boris Avrukh share first place at 2009 Politiken Cup

18-26th July at Lo-Skolen campus in Helsingør, Denmark

The 2009 Politiken Cup was held on 18-26th July at Lo-Skolen campus in Helsingør, Denmark. The traditionally massive 10-round open tournament gathered 307 participants, with 20 Grandmasters, 14 International Masters and 17 FIDE Masters among them.

Joint winners from the 2007 tournament, Vladimir Malakhov, Gabriel Sargissian and Emanuel Berg, and 2008 winner Sergei Tiviakov, were some of the top seeded players. Vladimir Malakhov held half a point advantage while heading into the last round, but then he lost to the famous Israeli theoretician Boris Avrukh and slipped down to the shared third place. Indian star Parimarjan Negi beat Swedish champion Emanuel Berg to reach 8.5 points and catch Avrukh on the shared first place. Negi had better additional criteria and was declared a winner.

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Parimarjan Negi

Last round results:

Boris Avrukh 1-0 Vladimir Malakhov

Parimarjan Negi 1-0 Emanuel Berg

Peter Heine Nielsen 1-0 S.P.Sethuraman

Tiger Hillarp-Persson 0-1 Sergei Tiviakov

Gabriel Sargissian 1-0 Yuri Kuzubov

Evgeny Agrest 0-1 Evgeny Postny

Jon Ludvig Hammer 1-0 Sune Berg Hansen

Jonny Hector 1-0 Robert Alomà Vidal

Daniel Alsina Leal 1-0 Esben Lund

Joachim Thomassen ½-½ Lars Schandorff

Alexey Dreev 1-0 Benjamin Arvola

Yrjo A. Rantanen 0-1 Viktorija Cmilyte

Allan Stig Rasmussen 1-0 Karsten Larsen

Arne Matthiesen ½-½ Marie Sebag

Christian Mathias Hess 0-1 Marcin Tazbir

Stellan Brynell 1-0 Jasmin Bejtovic

Steffen Pedersen ½-½ Jonathan Carlstedt

Mikkel Antonsen ½-½ Bo Jacobsen

Matthias Bach 0-1 Jens Kristiansen

Klaus Berg 1-0 Johnni Veng

Daniel Semcesen 1-0 Lars Aaes Nielsen

Krzysztof Bulski 1-0 Jan Mose Nielsen

Mladen Gajic 1-0 Bragi Thorfinnsson

Joachim Solberg ½-½ Jacob Carstensen

Lucas Wickström 0-1 Mads Andersen

Final standings:

1-2. Parimarjan Negi (IND 2590) and Boris Avrukh (ISR 2641) – 8½

3-7. Vladimir Malakhov (RUS 2707), Gabriel Sargissian (ARM 2667), Peter Heine Nielsen (DEN 2680), Evgeny Postny (ISR 2647) and Sergei Tiviakov (NED 2674) – 8.0

8-13. Jonny Hector (SWE 2556), Emanuel Berg (SWE 2610), Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR 2583), S.P.Sethuraman (IND 2455), Daniel Alsina Leal (ESP 2529) and Viktorija Cmilyte (LAT 2470) – 7½

14-30. Evgeny Agrest (SWE 2590), Sune Berg Hansen (DEN 2554), Alexey Dreev (RUS 2660), Tiger Hillarp-Persson (SWE 2596), Yuri Kuzubov (UKR 2635), Allan Stig Rasmussen (DEN 2536), Joachim Thomassen (NOR 2300), Lars Schandorff (DEN 2510), Klaus Berg (DEN 2432), Marcin Tazbir (POL 2500), Andreas Bruehl (GER 2360), Daniel Semcesen (SWE 2418), Krzysztof Bulski (POL 2392), Stellan Brynell (SWE 2471), Jens Kristiansen (DEN 2435), Mladen Gajic (SWE 2249) and Mads Andersen (DEN 2336) – 7.0

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